As the first exchange student sponsored by LaGrande Rotary Club in 1972 who was from Elgin, Oregon, I have often thought of the outreach of the LaGrande Rotarians. I wanted to drop you a short note to say I’ve treasured my exchange opportunity all these years. The experience has impacted my life in so many ways, and it is a time I look upon fondly and remember so many good times. I’ve had the opportunity to share stories with my children and grandchildren. So here I am all these years later using social media to just say thank you so much. It still is a blessing.
Judith Thoren Rotary Exchange Student Tsukidate, Japan 1972-1973